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ALL THINGS ACER™ is a collaborative effort to bring together an offering of Japanese Maples for cultivation in the Southern United States. This effort combines 75 years of acquiring, evaluating and producing Asian Maples and related species for the benefit of southern nursery and landscape professionals, collectors, gardeners and students.

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Acer palmatum (Upright)

Ao shime no uchi

Ao shime no uchi

A green leaved linearlobum with red-orange highlights during the Spring. Fall color is yellow-orange. Strong upright grower.

Beni otake

Beni otake

A red leaved linearlobum form almost like bamboo. Outstanding red foliage in Spring holding that color well into Summer.

Beni shichihenge

Beni shichihenge

The best butterfly-type variegated maple for southern growing conditions. The white and green leafed are suffused with pink throughout the growing season.

Bihou

Bihou

Bihou exhibits outstanding winter interest with an unusual, golden yellow, peach colored bark. Sunlight and cooler temperatures bring the exposed winter bark to life. Can be used in grouping with other coral bark maples or a against a brick backdrop to show off the bark. Vigorous grower as well. 12-14’ in 10 years.

Bloodgood

Bloodgood

The standard by which all red upright maple are measured. Holds red color throughout growing season.

Emperor I

Emperor I

A Dick Wolf introduction. Breaks dormancy later (up to two weeks) than other red uprights. Holds a brick-red color well into Summer.

Hefner's Red

Hefner's Red

A little known red leaf, vase shaped, maple that should be in every Southern garden. When other red forms fade in the heat of our summer, 'Hefner’s Red' maintains its deep burgundy color as if it were spring. Should become a mainstay for landscapes from Zones 6-8.

Hogyoku

Hogyoku

A green leaf upright that will mature at 12-14 feet. The most outstanding characteristic is the brilliant orange-gold Fall color.

Moonfire

Moonfire

Maybe the best red upright maple to hold color in the South. Smaller in stature than Bloodgood & Emperor I. Outstanding.

Nishiki gawa

Nishiki gawa

Pine-Bark Maple. The rough pine-like bark is the outstanding feature of this unique cultivar. Bright green Summer foliage has a strong yellow Fall color. An upright, bushy tree reaching about 20 feet.

Nuresagi

Nuresagi

A red upright maple with an interesting blue-purple cast. Maybe the best maple to hold its color in shade. Medium grower to 12 feet in 10 years.
Currently Sold Out. Available in Fall of 2010

Orange Dream

Orange Dream

A recent introduction from Italy. Brilliant chartreuse golden foliage erupts in the late Spring, slowly fading to light green in Summer. A medium sized tree that tolerates heat in the south. Filtered light is best.

Osakazuki

Osakazuki

A large-scale green-leaf maple that will get large over time. The brilliant red Fall color & heavy seed-set make this tree a winner.

Ryusen

Ryusen

(PP18,501) A new maple from Kobayashi Nursery in Japan. A strict weeping green palmatum with red-orange fall color. With training can reach height over 10 feet tall by 4 feet wide. An exciting new maple with many possibilities.

Sango kaku

Sango kaku

The well-known coral bark maple. This classic green-leaf form turns yellow in the Fall displaying crimson bark through the winter. A medium, somewhat upright grower.

Scolopendrifoluim

Scolopendrifoluim

An upright green-leafed maple with very narrow bamboo like foliage. Turns brilliant red color lasting well into Fall.

Seiryu

Seiryu

To date, the only upright green-leafed dissected maple. Can get large over time. Beautiful red Fall color. A delicate looking plant for its size. One of the best for the South.

Shishigashira

Shishigashira

The 'Lions Head' maple. A very unique form that grows well in the South. The leaf shape is bunched, heavily curled on short, strong branches. Fall color is an apricot-gold mix. Excellent plant for containers or as a unique specimen.

Tobiosho

Tobiosho

A medium height, green leaf form from Iselei Nursery. Reddish orange Fall color is outstanding. Can be kept smaller by judicious pruning. A good container candidate.

Trompenburg

Trompenburg

The dark red leaves have the shape of a cupped eagle's claw. Very unique. Holds color well into Summer.

Tsukasa Silhouette

Tsukasa Silhouette

Will likely become a mainstay in the modern garden. With smaller landscapes becoming the norm, this extremely upright variety will take up minimal space, yet still offer superb ornamental features. Vigorous tree, with bright green summer foliage followed by brilliant red fall color. 20' x 4' with age. Zone 6-9.

Twombley's Red Sentinel

Twombley's Red Sentinel

A small-scale maple that is similar to Pixie in growth habit. A good container candidate or for a tight space. Red leaf form has good potential.

Ueno yama

Ueno yama

A small green-leafed form whose Spring color is similar to Katsura but with more orange. Will capture your eye like no other.

Acer palmatum dissectum (Threadleaf)

Baldsmith

Baldsmith

Relatively new introduction with bright, orange-red Spring foliage becoming more green-tinged in the center with pink-tinged margins as the season progresses. Bright yellow-orange in the Fall. Has the typical mounded, pendulous habit of most dissectums.

Tamukeyama

Tamukeyama

The BEST red lace-leaf for the south. Its mounding habit maintains it red color throughout the year ending with brilliant scarlet Fall color.

Viridis

Viridis

Vigorous green lace-leaf with bright green Spring color. Holds Fall color of orange & red well into Winter.

Waterfall

Waterfall

Slower growing green lace leaf ideal for tight spaces, accent or container culture. Responds well to pruning. Yellow-orange Fall color.

Acer palmatum (Dwarf / Shrub)

Akane

Akane

A new introduction in the United States. No flowering shrub rivals 'Akane'. Spring brings gold foliage infused with garnet. As red fades, the gold holds well into Summer when a new surge of gold and red flips the switch on this plant which will be quickly sought after.

Beni hime

Beni hime

The name meaning 'Red Dwarf', Beni hime is one of the smallest selections with red foliage and is ideally suited for container culture and bonsai. Growth habit is dense and compact. Color is most intense in full sun.

Calico

Calico

A new introduction similar to Katsura but much smaller in scale. This 6 foot small shrub has brilliant gold & crimson Spring color slowly turning to green. Great for courtyard or smaller garden.

Cynthia's Crown Jewel

Cynthia's Crown Jewel

A Stanley & Sons introduction, this delicate looking gem is tough as nails. It is sited in full sun in our trial garden with no stress. Coppery red-green leaves are slightly curved to provide a unique display.

Enkan

Enkan

A new introduction from Korea, this red strapped leaf form will never outgrow the space. The ultimate size of this new variety is unknown but should be a small shrub 8 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide. Stays red in the South.

Fjellheim

Fjellheim

This witches broom of the popular Sango Kaku has great potential for small gardens and containers. Its wide, compact nature intensifies the brilliant red stem structure against lime green leaves.

Fukinagashi

Fukinagashi

First time offered in the United States, this dwarf green leaf linearilobum is perfect for containers and small gardens. A vigorous grower for a dwarf, the plant exhibits copper-gold secondary growth and brilliant red in the Fall.

Kamagata

Kamagata

A J.D. Vertrees introduction. This small, green leaf form will mature as a large shrub or small tree if shaped. Wonderful for the gardener with limited space.

Kandy Kitchen

Kandy Kitchen

This red broom constantly changes colors throughout the growing season. Perfect for containers or an accent in the mixed border.

Koto no ito

Koto no ito

A compact, green strapped leaf maple with almost thread-like leaves. Leaf sizes vary on plant when vigorously growing. Good yellow Fall color. Means 'Harp Strings'.

Mikawa yatsubusa

Mikawa yatsubusa

A green dwarf with small overlapping leaves. Excellent for bonsai or container growing. Very delicate but grows well in Southern conditions. Very unusual.

Okukuji nishiki

Okukuji nishiki

A smaller, almost vase shaped variegated maple. Similar to 'Butterfly' but has more pink and actually grows in the South!

Pixie

Pixie

A red, upright growing shrub 6 feet in 10 years. Holds color well. Will never outgrow the space.

Shaina

Shaina

This small leafed witches broom is a red dwarf form from Bloodgood. Holds color and serves as a great accent plant in a mixed border.

Shigitatsu sawa

Shigitatsu sawa

Often known by other names such as 'Reticulatum', this unique variegated selection has dark veins with lighter, yellow-green interspacing in the Spring becoming darker in the summer. Small tree suitable for containers or the garden, but does best protected from full, hot sun.

Shin deshojo

Shin deshojo

This small tree turns brilliant crimson-pink in the Spring, slowly turning to green for the Summer. Truly unique and rivals any flowering shrub. Great red Fall color.

Skeeter's Broom

Skeeter's Broom

One of the best witches brooms for the South. Remains dark red will into Summer and stays red in heavy shade. Will make a large shrub over time.

Yuri hime Sport

Yuri hime Sport

New selection from Oregon. Small leaf green variety is a hardy grower unlike many of the dwarfs. One of the best for container culture.

Acer Species Maple and Related Cultivars

Acer buergerianum 'Angyo Weeping'

Acer buergerianum 'Angyo Weeping'

A new weeping Trident Maple that begins to strongly cascade at an early age. Should make a mature tree of 12-15'. Burgundy fall color.
Currently Sold Out. Available in Fall of 2010

Acer buergerianum 'Hana chiru sato'

Acer buergerianum 'Hana chiru sato'

A new Trident Maple that will become a large shrub or small tree. The plant goes through a series of color changes that defy description. Dormant buds emerge shocking pink opening to snow white with pink infused on edge of leaves. As foliage hardens off, white and green variegation shows throughout the plant. Secondary growth is orange. Red Fall color. Unbelievable!
Limited Quantities)

Acer griseum – Paperbark Maple

Acer griseum – Paperbark Maple

Exfoliating cinnamon bark gives this unique green leaf maple a special place in anyone's garden. The three-lobed leaves turn a brilliant scarlet in the Fall.

Acer maximowiczianum

Acer maximowiczianum

The Nikko Maple is a trifoliate leaf tree that will reach 15-18 feet over time. A hardy tree that works well in a formal or natural landscape setting. The Fall color is a rainbow of reds, apricots, yellow and scarlet. Still sometimes listed as Acer nikoense.

Acer negundo 'Kelly's Gold'

Acer negundo 'Kelly's Gold'

A small deciduous tree with soft golden foliage that slowly fades with the Summer. A show-stopper in the Spring.

Acer pseudosieboldianum

Acer pseudosieboldianum

A little known small tree or large shrub similar to Acer japonicum and Acer palmatum. Spectacular Fall color of red and orange.

Acer shirasawanum 'Moonrise' (PPAF)

Acer shirasawanum 'Moonrise' (PPAF)

THIS IS A NEW INTRODUCTION! From Oregon comes a goldleafed form similar to 'Aureum' but holding better color in the South.

Acer shirasawanum 'Yasemin'

Acer shirasawanum 'Yasemin'

New introduction from Holland considered to be a cross with Acer palmatum. Large red, deeply cut leaves hold color well. Different.

Acer japonicum

Aconitifolium

Aconitifolium

An Old World variety that still stands the test of time. The leaves of this bold form are large and deeply cut. This dissected appearance is almost fern-like. Morning sun only for this beauty as the green form erupts into spectacular carmine and crimson for the Fall. Great for the South.

Emmett's Pumpkin

Emmett's Pumpkin

Although introduced some time ago, very new and different. New foliage comes out yellow-green with a trace of scarlet. This green leaf form is upright and 8-10 feet in ten years. The unbelievable scarlet orange Fall color will take your breath away.

Vitifolium

Vitifolium

The leaves are grape-like in appearance. More a shrub than tree, the Fall color is magnificent. Each leaf of crimson and gold looks like an artist's painting. Will never outgrow the space.

Yami kagi

Yami kagi

A new introduction by Don Schmidt Nursery. Strongly upright and perhaps having the largest leaf of all the japonicums. Fall explodes with the most intense, scarlet, crimsons and golds.

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